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    Configuring a Simple PI System Online Course (English)
    Jul 01 - Jul 19, 2019 | Online


    This course will provide you with a working knowledge of the tasks required to configure and maintain a simple PI System, focusing primarily on PI points (also known as PI tags), interfaces and buffering. During this self-paced course, you will gain exposure on data flow through a simple PI System, connection mechanisms to PI Data Archive, and interface startup process. This course is designed to provide you lots of hands-on activities that involve working with various PI System Management utilities, such as PI System Management Tools and PI Interface Configuration Utility.

    By the end of the course, you will be able to:
    • Describe the data flow in a simple PI System
    • Identify the directory structure of the PI folder
    • Find and view PI Point data using PI System Management Tools (SMT)
    • Change the location of archive and queue files
    • Describe PI System backup methodology and configure a local backup of the PI System
    • Install and configure PI Interface for OPC DA (Read-Only)
    • Create PI Points using PI SMT, PI Builder, and AF
    • Configure and test PI Buffering Subsystem

    Audience

    This course is best suited for a PI System administrator who is responsible for setting up and maintaining the PI System. It is designed to help perform administrative tasks as well as introduce the tools available for common management tasks and troubleshooting.

    Prerequisites

    • Basic directory navigation and management (Windows Explorer, creating and finding files)
    • Basic Windows and Network security (why you log in, what is a domain, etc.)
    • Familiarity with your real time data sources (control systems, PLCs, OPC)

    Software Requirements

    Note: Learners are encouraged to use their own PI System development environment. This allows each learner to leave the course with something immediately valuable in their enterprise. We do not recommend practicing configuration and security in a production environment. The software requirements for completing the exercises and the final project are as follows:
    • Access to Active Directory
    • PI Data Archive (3.4.380 or later) with PI System Management Tool (PI SMT)
    • PI AF Server 2016 or later with PI System Explorer
    • An interface using PI API and PI Buffer Subsystem 2016 or later
    • Permissions to create and update PI Points
    • Optional: PI Builder

    Don't have access to a PI System sandbox?

    This online course can be purchased together with the Cloud Environment, an isolated and safe PI system sandbox, designed to enhance your learning experience. You will have access to the Cloud Environment for 21 days since the initial launch.

    Add the Course Cloud Environment (Optional - Includes Additional Cost)
    Creating Basic Reports with PI DataLink Online Course (English)
    Jul 01 - Jul 19, 2019 | Online
    In this online course, you will learn how to use this tool to access your process data, create meaningful reports, and use them to make key decisions about your plant performance. PI DataLink is our add-in that allows users to access and deliver data to and from Microsoft Excel and create easy-to-read reports.

    Through online videos and hands-on exercises, we will guide you on how to obtain current and archived values for a tag, as well as to retrieve compressed and sampled data. Additionally, this course leverages the intuitive Asset Framework structures to enable you to retrieve key attributes of an asset, such as current, archived, compressed, and sampled values.

    Audience

    This course is for beginning users of the PI System and is often an individual’s first look at OSIsoft's products. PI System managers often take this class as well. Sometimes members of a PI System project team take this class to get an “executive overview” of the capabilities of the PI System. System integrators who work with OSIsoft customers should also take this class.Students in the past have been:
    • Engineers, production managers, process operators, instrument technicians, project team members, information system analysts and computer support personnel

    Note: Learners are encouraged to use their own software and their own data structures. This allows each learner to leave the course with something immediately valuable in their enterprise.

    Don't have access to your own PI System?

    This online course can be purchased together with the Cloud Environment, an isolated and safe PI system sandbox, designed to enhance your learning experience. You will have access to the Cloud Environment for 21 days since the initial launch.

    Add the Course Cloud Environment (Optional - Includes Additional Cost)
    Customizing PI Vision with Extensibility Online Course (English)
    Jul 01 - Jul 19, 2019 | Online


    This online course introduces you to creating your own custom symbols and tool panes using the Extensibility Framework available in PI Vision 3.x. Throughout the course, you will create symbols with one data point, multiple data points, symbols with customizable configurations and custom tools panes using JavaScript (with AngularJS), HTML, and CSS. There are 11 hands-on exercises tailored to apply the knowledge you've learned in the video lectures. Each exercise features an extra credit so that you can push yourself to learn more than what the course directly covers.

    By the end of the course, you will have the opportunity to create your own custom symbol or tool pane that is meaningful to you and your organization.

    Disclaimer


    PI Vision Extensibility is a CTP (Community Technical Preview). Developers should take this into consideration when planning to start building custom capabilities with the existing extensibility architecture as there may be ‘breaking changes’ in the future.

    This online course is available to help you preview the possibilities and power of extensibility in PI Vision 3.x. Due to the nature of the CTP status of this release, this course is offered free of charge to you.

    Items to consider:
    • Often a valuable extension can be achieved in a matter of days allowing almost immediate value. For this type of project, little hesitation should be considered to move forward regardless of future changes to the extensibility architecture.
    • For projects that require a larger amount of effort, prior to beginning the work consider the value that could be gained and whether or not that justifies the effort.

    Audience

    This course is best suited for developers who are interested in learning different options to customize the PI Vision 3.x

    Prerequisites

    • This course requires basic knowledge of JavaScript, HTML, and CSS
    • Familiarity with AngularJS and Git/Github is an asset

    Software Requirements

    Note: Learners are encouraged to use their own software and data structures. This allows each learner to immediately leave the course with something valuable to their enterprise. The software requirements for completing the exercises and the final project are as follows:
    • PI Vision 2017 or later (connected to PI Data Archive and Asset Framework)

    Don't have access to your own PI System?

    This online course can be purchased together with the Cloud Environment, an isolated and safe PI system sandbox, designed to enhance your learning experience. You will have access to the Cloud Environment for 21 days since the initial launch.

    Add the Course Cloud Environment (Optional - Includes Additional Cost)
    PI System Architecture, Planning, & Implementation (English)
    Jul 01 - Jul 04, 2019 | Frankfurt am Main, Germany

    The PI System Architecture, Planning, & Implementation class deals with the issues surrounding the implementation of a PI System. This class will concentrate on the server side of the PI System, and it will provide you with a working knowledge of the installation of both the Data Archive and AF Server. In this class each student will work to successfully install a High Availability PI System, from interface to visualization tools. You will spend valuable time discussing the components and their requirements so you can understand the best way the PI System will fit into your own Enterprise.

    This course requires no previous knowledge of the PI System.

    The class is four days long. Class starts at 8:30 a.m. (9:00 a.m. in Europe, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand) and ends at 4:30 p.m. Lunch breaks are at 12 p.m. each day and last 60 minutes. When making travel arrangement for the class, please plan to remain on site to the completion of the final exercise. This should be no later than 4:30 on the last day of the class. This class provides 26 classroom hours of instruction.

    Visualizing PI System Data (Español) (Spanish)
    Jul 02 - Jul 04, 2019 | Ciudad de México, Mexico
    En el entrenamiento de Visualizing PI System Data enseñamos a nuestros estudiantes como utilizar las Herramientas de Visualización de PI: PI ProcessBook, PI Vision y PI DataLink. Al usar PI ProcessBook, los estudiantes podrán crear displays dinámicos, interactivos y gráficos utilizando datos en tiempo real del PI System. Nuestra herramienta basada en Web, PI Vision, será usada para crear y compartir rápidamente displays, y también para ver displays de PI ProcessBook en cualquier lugar y dispositivo. PI DataLink es un complemento de Microsoft Excel que permite la importación de datos del PI System en una hoja de trabajo para la creación de informes fáciles de leer y reutilizables. Una parte considerable del tiempo de la clase será dedicada a actividades prácticas.
    Configuring Analytics with PI AF Online Course (English)
    Jul 08 - Jul 26, 2019 | Online


    In this online course, you will explore the power of Asset Framework (AF) by configuring various types of Asset Analytics and Notifications. We will guide you on how to set up expressions for multi-line analysis, configure rollups to aggregate attributes and use Event Frames and Notifications to automatically detect and alert process events associated with assets.

    Through hands-on exercises and final project, you will learn how to set up analyses using AF templates in order to deploy the analyses across the assets, to create tags in AF to store calculation results and also to backfill the analyses. Once the analyses are set up, you will be able to leverage the PI client tools such as PI DataLink and PI Vision to help visualize and understand the analyses.

    By the end of the course, you will be able to:
    • Use analysis syntax to create simple analyses
    • Create different types of analyses: expressions, rollups and event frames
    • Set up analyses using templates in AF
    • Manage, backfill and recalculate analyses
    • Visualize event frames using PI Vision and PI DataLink
    • Configure and customize notification templates
    • Set up dynamic notification subscribers

    Audience

    This course is best suited for an individual who is responsible for setting up and maintaining analytics using asset structures available in the AF Server.

    Prerequisites

    This course is for intermediate to advanced users of Asset Framework (AF) who are already familiar with the basics of AF such as:
    • working with PI System Explorer (PSE)
    • building and managing asset hierarchies in AF using templates
    • working with different data reference types: table lookup, formula, PI Point, etc.
    Students without prior knowledge of AF should take the Building Asset Hierarchies with PI AF online course first.

    Additionally, familiarity with PI Clients tools is expected. Students enrolled in this course should be able to:
    • Create a basic report using PI Data Link
    • Create asset-based displays in PI Vision
    Students without prior knowledge of PI client tools should review the following online courses or public course workbook:

    Software Requirements

    Note: Learners are encouraged to use their own software and their own data structures. This allows each learner to leave the course with something immediately valuable in their enterprise. The software requirements for completing the exercises and the final project are as follows:
    • Access to Asset Framework 2016 or later (PI AF Server and PI AF Client) with PI Analysis Service set up (port 5463 needs to be open)
      • Note: Asset Framework 2017 R2 or later is required to practice the following sections:
        • Output analyses on event frames
        • Dynamic endpoints for Notification subscribers
    • Access to new AF databases with read/write permissions (i.e. permissions to modify and create templates, attributes, analyses and notifications)
    • Access to the PI Data Archive with read/write permissions to create tags. Because analyses output tags are created in this course, access to a development or sandbox PI Data Archive server is encouraged.
    • Access to PI Client tools, such as PI Data Link 2013 or later and PI Vision 2016 or later (previously known as PI Coresight)

    Don't have access to your own PI System?

    This online course can be purchased together with the Cloud Environment, an isolated and safe PI system sandbox, designed to enhance your learning experience. You will have access to the Cloud Environment for 21 days since the initial launch.

    Add the Course Cloud Environment (Optional - Includes Additional Cost)
    Configuring PI Data Archive Security Online Course (English)
    Jul 08 - Jul 26, 2019 | Online


    In this online course, you will learn the skills necessary to configure security on the PI Data Archive using OSIsoft best practices. Specifically, you will learn how to create new PI Identities and assign them custom permissions on different areas of the PI Data Archive corresponding to the security needs of your users. Through hands-on exercises and course videos, you will practice how to tighten down your PI Data Archive security model to allow the minimum permissions needed for users and applications. A guided final project will help to reinforce concepts and skills covered in the video lectures.

    Note: Learners can use their own development/test PI System to complete the course. We do not recommend practising security in a production environment. The software requirements for completing the exercises and the final project are as follows:
    • Access to Active Directory
    • PI Data Archive 3.4.380 or later
    • PI AF Server 2016 or later
    • A PI Interface using PI API and PI Buffer Subsystem 2016 or later


    Don't have access to a PI System sandbox?

    This online course can be purchased together with the Cloud Environment, an isolated and safe PI system sandbox, designed to enhance your learning experience. You will have access to the Cloud Environment for 21 days since the initial launch.

    Add the Course Cloud Environment (Optional - Includes Additional Cost)
    PI System Administration for IT Professionals (Deutsch) (German)
    Jul 08 - Jul 11, 2019 | Frankfurt am Main, Germany
    The PI System Administration for IT Professionals class is designed for the Information Technology Professional who is tasked with maintaining the PI System. The purpose of this class is to provide a working knowledge of the tasks required to maintain a PI System and support the technical needs of its users. It covers the utilities provided with the PI System, as well as tag and system configuration. This class covers common management tasks, understanding the data flow, and troubleshooting procedures.
    Visualizing PI System Data with PI Vision Online Course (English)
    Jul 08 - Jul 26, 2019 | Online


    In this self-paced online course, you will learn how to easily build dynamic, graphical, interactive web-based dashboards with PI Vision. This course will be dedicated to a series of exercises where the student is challenged to solve real-world problems using PI Vision. By the end of the course, you will have a working knowledge and new skills to use toward problem-solving with the PI System Data.

    Final Project - Build A Set of PI Vision Displays To Monitor My Process


    The course ends with a challenge to use all of the PI Vision features presented in class to build a complete data solution. The goal of this is two-fold: to reinforce in the student the new skills learned in the class and to allow more time for the student to ask questions and get clarification on concepts prior to returning to their job. If a student has access to their own PI System data, they will use this to build displays. If the student does not have access to their own data, they will use an AF Example Kit with demo data for an industry of their choosing.

    Audience

    This class is for beginning users of PI System data, and is often an individual’s first look at OSIsoft's products or PI Vision.

    Prerequisites

    No specific knowledge of the PI System software is required.

    Software Requirements

    Note: Learners are encouraged to use their own software and data structures. This allows each learner to immediately leave the course with something valuable to their enterprise. The software requirements for completing the exercises and the final project are as follows:
    • PI Vision 2017 or later (connected to PI Data Archive and Asset Framework)

    Don't have access to your own PI System?

    This online course can be purchased together with the Cloud Environment, an isolated and safe PI system sandbox, designed to enhance your learning experience. You will have access to the Cloud Environment for 21 days since the initial launch.

    Add the Course Cloud Environment (Optional - Includes Additional Cost)
    Visualizing PI System Data (English)
    Jul 09 - Jul 11, 2019 | Philadelphia, USA
    In our Visualizing PI System Data class, you will learn how to use components of the PI Visualization Suite to access and combine your process data with your enterprise data. Learn how to build visually compelling web based dashboards with PI Vision. We will show you how to use PI ProcessBook, our tool for creating dynamic, interactive graphical displays featuring real-time PI System data, and PI DataLink, our add-in that allows user to access and deliver data to and from Microsoft Excel and create easy-to-read reports. Much of the class time is dedicated to hands-on activities. The class is three days long. Class will start promptly at 8:30 a.m. (9:00 a.m. in Europe, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand) and is scheduled to run until 4:30 p.m. We will break for lunch for one hour each day. When making travel arrangement for the class, please plan to remain on site to the completion of the final exercise. This should be no later than 4:30 on the last day of the class. This class provides 20 classroom hours of instruction. No PI Server management, tag building, or VBA scripting is taught in this class.
    Building Asset Hierarchies with PI AF Online Course (English)
    Jul 15 - Aug 02, 2019 | Online


    In this online course, you will learn the skills needed to successfully model your processes and equipment using Asset Framework (AF). This course discusses the methodologies needed to build representations of assets (AF Elements) and their associated data (AF Attributes). You will see how elements and attributes help users successfully organize assets into hierarchies and unify data from multiple sources, such as real-time data from the PI Data Archive, metadata from relational sources and calculated data from AF formulas.

    Through online videos and hands-on practices, you will learn how to templatize elements and add Units of Measure (UOM) to standardize models across different assets or units of an organization. By the end of the course, you will be able to leverage templates to scale models out and compare like assets using OSIsoft client tools.

    Note: Learners are encouraged to use their own software and their own data structures. This allows each learner to leave the course with something immediately valuable in their enterprise.

    Don't have access to your own PI System?

    This online course can be purchased together with the Cloud Environment, an isolated and safe PI system sandbox, designed to enhance your learning experience. You will have access to the Cloud Environment for 21 days since the initial launch.

    Add the Course Cloud Environment (Optional - Includes Additional Cost)
    Building Basic Displays with PI ProcessBook Online Course (English)
    Jul 15 - Aug 02, 2019 | Online


    In this online course, you will learn how to use PI ProcessBook to access your process data. Through online videos and hands-on exercises, we will guide you on how to create a variety of displays, such as trends and bar graphs, to monitor your process. This course leverages the power of the intuitive Asset Framework structures to enable you to display attributes of an asset, search in AF, and build element relative displays.



    Note: Learners are encouraged to use their own software and their own data structures. This allows each learner to leave the course with something immediately valuable in their enterprise.

    Don't have access to your own PI System?

    This online course can be purchased together with the Cloud Environment, an isolated and safe PI system sandbox, designed to enhance your learning experience. You will have access to the Cloud Environment for 21 days since the initial launch.

    Add the Course Cloud Environment (Optional - Includes Additional Cost)
    Implementing PI System High Availability Online Course (English)
    Jul 15 - Aug 02, 2019 | Online


    In this course, you will learn about the topics surrounding the design and implementation of a highly available PI System. You will learn how to form a PI Collective and different options to configure highly available Asset Framework (AF).

    This course also covers the basics of installing a PI Interface, enabling the PI Buffer Subsystem, and configuring a PI Interface for Interface Failover. Additional topics, such as security and managing connections, will be discussed. By the end of this course, you will feel comfortable working with various PI System utilities, including PI System Management Tools, PI Collective Manager, and the PI Interface Configuration Utility.


    Audience

    This course is primarily suited for the professional who develops implementation plans for enterprise applications. This course is for anyone who needs to understand the various parts of the PI System, resource requirements, and High Availability options inherent in the PI System. Overall, this course is intended to prepare you to develop the best strategy to start implementing the PI System infrastructure into your organization.
    No system management tasks will be taught in this course.

    Prerequisites

    Basic knowledge of the following: domains and workgroups, your own architectural constraints and structure

    Software Requirements

    Note: Learners are encouraged to use their own PI System development environment. This allows each learner to leave the course with something immediately valuable in their enterprise. We do not recommend practicing configuration and security in a production environment.The software requirements for completing the exercises and the final project are as follows:
    • Access to Active Directory
    • Access to the following Install Kits: PI Data Archive, PI Interface Configuration Utility & PI Interface for OPC DA
    • Two PI Data Archive Servers
    • Two PI Interface Machines

    Don't have access to a PI System sandbox?

    This online course can be purchased together with the Cloud Environment, an isolated and safe PI system sandbox, designed to enhance your learning experience. You will have access to the Cloud Environment for 21 days since the initial launch.

    Add the Course Cloud Environment (Optional - Includes Additional Cost)
    Visualizing PI System Data with PI Vision Online Course (English)
    Jul 15 - Aug 02, 2019 | Online


    In this self-paced online course, you will learn how to easily build dynamic, graphical, interactive web-based dashboards with PI Vision. This course will be dedicated to a series of exercises where the student is challenged to solve real-world problems using PI Vision. By the end of the course, you will have a working knowledge and new skills to use toward problem-solving with the PI System Data.

    Final Project - Build A Set of PI Vision Displays To Monitor My Process


    The course ends with a challenge to use all of the PI Vision features presented in class to build a complete data solution. The goal of this is two-fold: to reinforce in the student the new skills learned in the class and to allow more time for the student to ask questions and get clarification on concepts prior to returning to their job. If a student has access to their own PI System data, they will use this to build displays. If the student does not have access to their own data, they will use an AF Example Kit with demo data for an industry of their choosing.

    Audience

    This class is for beginning users of PI System data, and is often an individual’s first look at OSIsoft's products or PI Vision.

    Prerequisites

    No specific knowledge of the PI System software is required.

    Software Requirements

    Note: Learners are encouraged to use their own software and data structures. This allows each learner to immediately leave the course with something valuable to their enterprise. The software requirements for completing the exercises and the final project are as follows:
    • PI Vision 2017 or later (connected to PI Data Archive and Asset Framework)

    Don't have access to your own PI System?

    This online course can be purchased together with the Cloud Environment, an isolated and safe PI system sandbox, designed to enhance your learning experience. You will have access to the Cloud Environment for 21 days since the initial launch.

    Add the Course Cloud Environment (Optional - Includes Additional Cost)
    PI System Administration for IT Professionals (English)
    Jul 22 - Jul 25, 2019 | Frankfurt am Main, Germany

    The PI System Administration for IT Professionals class is designed for the Information Technology Professional who is tasked with maintaining the PI System. This class will concentrate on the server side of the PI System, and it will provide you with a working knowledge of the tasks required to maintain a PI System and support the technical needs of its users. It covers the utilities provided with the PI System, as well as tag and system configuration. This class covers common management tasks, understanding the data flow, and troubleshooting procedures.

    The class is four days long. Class starts at 8:30 a.m. (9:00 a.m. in Europe, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand) and ends at approximately 4:30 p.m. Lunch breaks are at noon each day and last 60 minutes. When making travel arrangement for the class, please plan to remain on site to the completion of the final exercise. This should be no later than 4:30 on the last day of the class. This class provides 26 classroom hours of instruction.

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